Spotbase Burrfish, Cyclichthys spilostylus (Leis & Randall 1982)


Other Names: Spot-base Burrfish, Yellowspotted Burrfish

A Spotbase Burrfish, Cyclichthys spilostylus, in Al Bahr al Ahmar, Egypt, Red Sea. Source: Jon Hanson / Flickr: EOL. License: CC BY Attribution-Noncommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

Summary:
A pale brownish porcupinefish with unspotted fins, black spots on the sides and belly of adults associated with the spine bases, and no spines one the caudal peduncle. 
Video of a Spotbase Burrfish in the Red Sea.

Cite this page as:
Dianne J. Bray, Cyclichthys spilostylus in Fishes of Australia, accessed 15 Nov 2018, http://fishesofaustralia.net.au/home/species/780

Spotbase Burrfish, Cyclichthys spilostylus (Leis & Randall 1982)

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Distribution

Often shelters under ledges during the day.

Author

Dianne J. Bray

Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37469003

Depth:3-90 m

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:34 cm TL

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